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NHRD and HYSEA Celebrate International Women’s Day

On the Theme ‘Choose to Challenge’

Dr. (Smt.) Tamilisai Soundararajan, Hon’ble Governor of Telangana & Hon’ble Lt Governor of Puducherry delivered the Keynote Address

Panel Discussions & 13 Mentoring Sessions by Industry Leaders were key features of the event

Hyderabad, 6th March 2021: NHRD Hyderabad Chapter in partnership with HYSEA, celebrated International Women’s Day on the Theme ‘Choose to Challenge’. In a power packed event held on Saturday, Hon’ble Governor of Telangana & Hon’ble Lt Governor of Puducherry; Dr. (Smt.) Tamilisai Soundararajan delivered the Keynote Address.

Hon’ble Governor enthralled the audience by citing her own personal stories and relatable anecdotes on “Choose to Challenge”. She also commended the entire NHRD and HYSEA team members who had come together to make a difference in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She lauded their efforts and encouraged others to come forward with their support to make our personal and professional lives more equitable and inclusive.

As part of the event, a unique opportunity of joining mentoring sessions from some of the most accomplished leaders in the industry was provided for registered participants. There were 13 such mentoring sessions and a main parallel session; carefully crafted around the needs identified as critical-to-success by the women who wish to make a mark in their journey.  Diverse mentoring topics included: How to balance professional and personal life , How to build a personal brand, Art of mastering a difficult conversation, Building Innovation and Creativity in Tech, Physical and mental fitness, Mantra for staying happy in stressful times, Parenting and relationship mantra, Managing conflict between different leadership styles, Navigating the glass ceiling, Restarting your career post a break, How to make your NET WORK ( building your network), How to balance professional and personal life, Understanding different levels & styles of Leadership and How to have financial independence.

During the event, HYSEA President Bharani Kumar Aroll and NHRD Hyderabad Chapter President Srinivas Vudumula shared their thoughts on how to realize their vision of enabling corporates to not just be diverse and inclusive but also ensure there is equity.

Some of the key panelists and mentors at the event included: Deepa Narayanan, Vice President (Employee Success) Salesforce, SV Nathan – Partner and Chief Talent Officer at Deloitte India, Dr. Niharika Mohan – India’s first women to complete a Triple-Super Randonneur (SR), Vijaya Tirumalareddy – Director, Software Engineering, Salesforce, Meera Narayan – Director, Amazon India Pvt. Ltd.,M Narsimha Rao, Executive Vice President, Infosys Ltd, Sridhar Chunduri, SVP and Site Leader, WellsFargo, Rajya Lakshmi Achanta, Partner and Chief People Officer, Innominds, Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Talent, Deloitte, Bipin Chandra Pendyala, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Human Resource officer, Invenio, Manisha Saboo, AVP and Centre Head, Infosys Pocharam Campus, Shraddhanjali Rao, Head HR – SAP, India, Lalitha Indrakanti, Head of Global Business Operations- IKEA, Charumathy Srinivasan, Partner Director, Engg, Microsoft, Dr. Chandrasekhar, ISB, Maitri Ramaiya, Nutritionist and fitness coach, Vasuprada Kartic, Consultant Psychologist, Kishore Borra, MD, EnergyTech Global and Vinay Agrawal, Global Head – Business HR, Tech Mahindra, Azmeera Bobby, India’s first commercial pilot from a tribal community, Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru, Indian Mountainer and Motivational Speaker and Deepti Varma, HR Leader – Corporate, APAC, MENA at Amazon .


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